In a bid to consistently innovative smart farming solutions in the region, N.THING, together with Smart Acres, the UAE's latest vertical farm, have officially announced their latest addition, a Research and Development (R&D) project with ten 40ft containers in Abu Dhabi, dedicated to launching nutritionally-enhanced functional crops to the UAE.
By introducing functional crops, N.THING’s latest R&D unit, will not only provide additional health benefits to residents across the UAE, but they also hold an ability to control the nutrients of crops in the growing process to become enriched and improved with antioxidant properties. The unit, located in the PoC farm site Abu Dhabi, will enable an extensive product portfolio and achieve crop improvement by producing higher yields and enhancing nutritional quality. At present, four of N.THING’s research experts are working to develop an optimized solution for each crop utilizing dedicated OS software and hardware settings. The unit is fully equipped with specific lighting and ventilation, for optimal crop growth, aiming not only for specialties and texture but taste and weight. Achieving a highly automated farm solution and localized crop, the CUBES OS can be controlled either by mobile or touchpad.
Through the use of biotechnology, N.THING is committed to reinvesting and focusing its efforts in implementing R&D technology to build a long-term and sustainable partnership within the UAE to enhance the overall food security and introduce nutritionally-enhanced crops. In collaboration with Smart Acres, the R&D unit will focus on developing crops with enhanced nutritional qualities, particularly for patients with severe diabetes, heart conditions, and kidney disease.
The MENA Regional Manager of N.THING, Harin Song, shared, “We are delighted to be the first agritech company to develop functional crops in the UAE. Our advanced technology will enable the highest flavor and nutritional content of crops, while reducing the transportation miles, time, and extended shelf life. We are happy to launch our first R&D with Smart Acres to continue our mission to improve food security in the UAE.”
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